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Marcia Friesen elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

June 7, 2023 — 

Marcia Friesen, dean of the Price Faculty of Engineering, has been elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering, as one of 55 new Fellows for 2023.

“Over the past 36 years, Fellows of the Academy have provided engineering leadership in the fields of education, infrastructure, innovation, energy, transportation, and many more,” said Soheil Asgarpour, president of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. “New Fellows have been selected for their outstanding contributions to engineering in Canada and around the world and for their service as role models in their fields and to their communities.”

Friesen was recognized for her leadership practice that has resulted in new programs that cross disciplinary and professional boundaries. Her work in pathways for newcomer engineers has shaped provincial and national approaches to foreign credentials recognition, and she developed one of the first formal graduate credentials in the discipline of engineering education in Canadian universities. Her integrative approach makes EDI and Indigenous perspectives an ongoing dialogue in the activities, policies, curricula, and people at the University of Manitoba. She advances professional governance, accreditation, and EDI in the profession through board service on provincial and national organizations.

Fellows of the CAE are nominated and elected by their peers, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service. Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering are committed to ensuring that Canada’s engineering expertise and experience are applied to the benefit of all Canadians.

The Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) is the national institution through which individuals, who have made outstanding contributions to engineering in Canada, provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada and to Canadians. The CAE is an independent, self-governing, and non-profit organization established in 1987.

The Induction Ceremony is scheduled for June 20 in Victoria, BC.

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